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Zesto

504 12th St, West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 794-4652
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Ranked #3 of 127 Restaurants in West Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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- Aug 19, 2014
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English first
Columbia, SC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Love the burgers, love the chicken- you just can't beat a visit to Zesto. One of my favorite places to take my family for lunch or dinner. Locally owned and operated, this place is a staple in West Columbia.

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Elmira, New York, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I had been to Zesto's one day for an ice cream cone - but felt the need to return and try the fried chicken one day for lunch! I was not disappointed! I always get white meat chicken, even though it can tend to be on the dry side, NOT the case here. The batter was light and crispy and... More

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NYC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Love, love, love the fried chicken baskets!! Heard that the West Columbia location is the best, haven't tried other locations. Place was packed but 2 dozen people working behind the counter and we had our food in 10 mins.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Finally gave Zesto a try after hearing everyone rave about it. I guess I should have ordered chicken. I had a cheeseburger basket and it was ok. Nothing great. Nothing special. I didn't like the slaw. The woman who took our order was not friendly. Yes, it was very busy, but friendly service would have been nice. Sweet tea was... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

If you love fried chicken, and especially big, fat fried wings, you cannot find any better fried chicken than Zesto's. Don't be fooled, the one in West Columbia/Triangle City is the ONLY real Zesto.

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SC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a local owned restaurant that I personally enjoy. There are several locations in the Columbia area. It is a older restaurant but please do not be fooled by the appearance. They have great food and fast friendly service.

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Fantastic, moist and tasty fried chicken. Great burgers, fries. If you want to know where the locals go for good food, this is it. Soft serve ice cream is incredible.

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Everywhere USA
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81 reviews 81 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

The service was fabulous - fast & friendly. Although a little on the salty side, this chicken is a must!

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San Antonio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Stopped based on high score. Decent fried chicken (a little salty though). Hamburgers were average. Ordering is a little strange if you've never been there before. You order in the "front room" the go back outside and re-enter the dining area.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This was for a fund raiser for my granddaughters school. The food was delicious, we were served quickly and we were able to enjoy talking with other families from my granddaughters school. Hopefully Zesto's will host more Spirit Nights for the school.

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